Incense: every aromatic, except frankincense
Terrestrial Dionysius, hear my prayer,
Rise vigilant with Nymphs of lovely hair:
Great Amphietus Bacchus, annual God,
Who laid asleep in Proserpine’s abode,
Her sacred seat, didst lull to drowsy rest
The rites triennial and the sacred feast;
Which roused again by thee, in graceful ring,
Thy nurses round thee mystic anthems sing;
When briskly dancing with rejoicing powers,
Thou moves in concert with the circling hours.
Come blessed, fruitful, horned, and divine,
And on this sacred telete propitious shine;
Accept the pious incense and the prayer,
And make prolific holy fruits thy care.
[Something like annual – as in Dionysus’s yearly festivals in Athens] ↩